Inspiration from Melissa

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

inspired by nature

Isn't this a pretty combo? Cherry cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso. All 3 new colors! This is a simple and quick card to put together since it only uses two ink colors. That adorable ribbon is the new 1/8" daffodil delight taffeta ribbon w/ a smidge of white along the edges! Love it!

On the inside of the card and on the envelope i used the cherry cobler stampin write marker to color ONLY one of the flowers on the large stamp.


paper: cherry cobbler, early espresso, daffodil delight, whisper white

ink: cherry cobler, early espresso

stamps: inspired by nature, Occasional Quoates(level 3 hostess out of new caty)

tools:scallop edge border punch

accessories: daffodil delight 1/8" taffeta ribbon

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Water Color Trio

another mass produce that i stamped up. Sympathy for this round. A card w/ NO layers goes together in a snap! This is the new fun color Pear Pizzaz! I love how soft it is. I inked my leafy stamp once in choc chip and then stamped it 3 times on the front of my card so it got lighter w/ each touch. The butterfly was stamped 2 times w/ versamark so it's just a nice subtle look as well and then stem on the inside of the card is done in versamark too.
Many times when i send out sympathy cards, but i perhaps don't know the person super well, it's hard to know what to write to them. So the stamp set thoughts & prayers always lends a wonderful helping hand. I love this sentiment and think it says it all.
A touch of the very vanilla satin ribbon tied around the top finishes it off and then two quick stamps on the envelope as well so it all matches!
paper: pear pizzaz
ink: versamark, choc chip, pear pizzaz
stamps: water color trio, thought's & prayers
accessories: very vanilla satin ribbon

Monday, June 28, 2010

thought's & prayers

mass producing some cards this past week to build up the stash. Needed some very general blank cards that could be quickly grabbed, filled out and delivered.... and leaning towards a more masculine feel? So this could be used as encouragement, sympathy or congrats to a guy i thought.
loving the large background stamp Woodgrain! ;) I think it's perfects for any feel but super great for guys!
paper: basic gray, baja breeze,crumb cake(formerly craft)
ink:always artichoke marker and ink pad
stamps: thoughts & prayers, woodgrain
tools: color spritzer tool, big shot, lattice impression folder, alcohol(for spritzing paper b4 crumpling it up!)
accessories: brad

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Inspired by Nature

and the last card we made @ camp designed by Jess! Using once again one ink pad this card flows simple and smooth! Brilliant blue is the color of choice and those to rhinestone brads along w/ our dazzling diamonds add our bling!

paper: brilliant blue, whisper white
ink: brilliant blue(soon to retire)
stamps: inspired by nature
tools: butterfly punch(martha stewart)
accessories: 2 way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, mini glue dots(to adhere butterfly so wings can be 3-d and fold up), scallop border punch

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Embossing and Linen technique

i think this is card #5 i'm sharing w/ you from camp designed by Jess. Using the white gloss paper here we sponged on rich razzleberry ink as dark as you like and then slide a sanding block across it all one direction ...then ink it up again w/ the sponge and drag the sanding block the opposite direction. For the butterfly we first inked the stamp in versamark, then so saffron and poured
sparkling embossing powder on and heat w/ a heat gun to melt it. then punch out w/ the butterfly punch. Using the stamp a ma jig makes it easy to line up all those thank yous across the top of the card. for the stitching we used the rich razzleberry stampin write marker to dot it and make it look like we really did some sewing!
paper: so saffron, white gloss, crumb cake(formerly kraft)
ink: rich razzleberry, versamark, so saffron
stamps: flight of the butterfly, teeny tiny wishes
tools: butterfly punch, heat gun
accessories: sanding blocks

Friday, June 25, 2010

Pick a Petal

a little cutting and some stampin dimensionals really make this card stand out! I have cousins in WI who also just had their first child, a precious little girl and thought this card the perfect fit. This was another made @ camp designed by Jess. Using only two colors of paper and one ink, helps it to flow smoothly. I love the simplicity of it!

paper: whisper white, cameo coral(soon to be retired)
ink: cameo coral(soon to be retired), basic black
stamps: pick a petal, itty bitty backgrounds, whimsical words(retired SAB set)
tools: paper snips, circle punches(for center of flower)
accessories: stampin dimensionals, brads

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Love Bugs

A couple in our church was blessed w/ their first baby ... a little girl, so i made a little bundle of thank you notes for them w/ this set Bundled in Love. I love these little bees!

stamps: bundled in love
ink: melon mambo, crushed curry markers, basic black
tools: circle punches

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Inspired by nature

Card #3 made @ camp designed by Jess. I loved all the layers here and the interesting color combo. Not one i would have just pulled together! Using the wheel on the card and then again on the flap of the envelope ties them together as a set nicely!
paper: not quite nave, whisper white, dusty durango
ink: not quite navy, dusty durango, so saffron(stampin write markers)
stamps: inspired by nature, jumbo wheel friendly words
tools: big shot, scallop oval die, scallop border punch
accessories: dusty durango polka dot ribbon, silver brads, linen thread

Monday, June 21, 2010

Flight of the Butterfly

Here is card #2 designed by Jess for her SAS. Super cute and fun w/ the little butterflies flitting around.

paper: certainly celery, whisper white, not quite navy
ink: not quite navy, certainly celery, tempting turqouise
stamps: flight of the butterfly
tools: circle punches, stamp a ma jig, sponges
accessories: stampin dimensionals

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Trendy Trees

Happy Fathers Day times 3! so basically the same pattern all w/ a bit of a twist from the next one! so i've actually got quite a bit of stamping accomplished this week! More to share in the days ahead! Stay tuned!
paper: basic gray, bermuda bay(textured), crushed curry
ink: basic gray
stamps: trendy trees, teeny tiny wishes
tools: modern label punch, large oval punch
accessories: brads, basic gray ribbon, stampin dimensionals, linen thread

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Starring You

Had a quick gradutaion card that was needed in an emergency and i thought this came together quick and easily with this stamp set! Soon to be retired! The new sqaure lattice texture impression folder brings it all together in a snap~

paper: bordering blue, not quite navy, whisper white
ink: not quite nave, bordering blue
stamps: starring you
tools: star punches, oval punches
accessories: star brad, stampin dimensionals

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chalkboard technique

Here is something i saw online and thought i would give it a shot! Using basic black paper i took craft ink and then clear embossing powder to make it pop a bit. It looks really stunning if you have bring colors in the craft ink(i didn't have any) Like certainly celery and a bright orange! super cool!
paper: pretty in pink, whisper white, basic black
ink: regal rose craft and classic, rose red, white gel pen
stamps: awash with flowers, itty bitty backgrounds
tools:spiral border punch
accessories: regal rose ribbon, rub ons (sentiment)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Retired SAB Botanical Blooms

So i got the mail about a week ago to find this adorable little make just for me from a special friend! Talk about making my day! I hope that when i give cards out that they are enjoyed as much as when i recieve them! ;)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Punched Poises

This is the new level 2 hostess set out of the summer mini! If you would like to earn this set for FREE contact me to schedule a summer party! Lot's of fun new things in the summer mini and July 1 the new BIG CATY goes live!
paper: early espresso, daffodil delight, whisper white, certainly celery
ink: early espresso, melon mambo, certainly celery
stamps: punched posies, hello again
tools: large flower punch, 5 petal flower punch, ticket corner punch, crop a dile(to set large eyelet) scallop trim border punch, boho blossoms punch
accessories: brad, stampim dimensionals, certainly celery ribbon

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Trendy Trees

Another simple put together with my new background stamp Woodgrain! I LOVE it! super for those masculine cards and just a different look! This is the new early espresso soon to be released on July 1 along w/ the soft baja breeze. I'm so glad they brought this one back! I tore the one side of the early espresso and the just roll back the edges a bit with my finger tip for a nice distressed feel.
paper: baja breeze, early espresso, river rock and urban oasis dsp(retired)
ink: old olive, choc chip
stamps: trendy trees, woodgrain
accessories: star brad, stampin dimensional

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Best wishes & more

Playing with a new color and returning color here as well. River rock and Cherry cobler.
We will be saying good bye to this stamp set come July 1. I always liked this bird and how you can easily cut of his legs and pop him up on a dimensional and make him look like he's standing on your card!
paper: river rock, cherry cobler, whisper white
ink: soft suede
stamps: best wishes & more
tools: scallop edge border punch
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals, stampin sponge

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Starring You

Good masculine birthday here. Playing with certainly celery and night of navy. Now i didn't have any NON ink so i had to make due w/ just certainly celery. I think i could have tied it all together better if i had that ink...better get it on my wish list! Adding the large star punch and just off centering the tree top from Trendy Trees gave me a lil' flair on my star. popped that up on dimensionlas and added the word birthday on top.


paper: night of navy dsp, certainly celery, whisper white

ink: certainly celery, basic black(shhhh...can u tell???) ;)

stamps: on your birthday, starring you, trendy trees

tools: corner rounder punch, large start punch, crop a dile

accessories: white eyelets, silver brad, stampin dimensionals

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Thoughts & Prayers

using the big shot here w/ the texture plates and then rubbing the top lightly w/ a sponge and ink really makes the design stand out like u can see above. I ran a sponge over the top w/ the close to cocoa ink. i like the clean look of tone on tone like the white on white above. Stamp the sentiment in really rust, punch out w/ large oval punch and pop up on stampin dimensionals.

this is another of Teresa's templates from our last camp. just changed the sentiment!

paper: close to cocoa, old olive, really rust, whisper white
ink: close to cocoa, really rust
stamps: thoughts & prayers, teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, texture plates, large oval punch, matte pack(to pierce even holes for my brads)
accessories: brads, stampin dimensionals, sponge

Friday, June 4, 2010

Animal Crackers

This yellow (daffodil delight) you guys are just going to love playing with! i think it's so cheery! Here i paired it with bermuda bay(retiring) to make myself a baby boy card. Adding the impression folder w/ the big shot and that white organza ribbon, takes it to the next level.

paper: bermuda bay, daffodil delight, whisper white
ink: Stazon(for squirrel so i could water color him and ink doesn't run), choc chip, bermuda bay
stamps: animal crackers(retiring), teeny tiny wishes
tools: big shot, polka dot impression folder, scallope circle punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, scallope border punch
accessories: white organza ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, June 3, 2010

My list of retiring.....

first come first serve, if you are interested, please email me and i will answer the emails in the order i get them! Happy Stamping!

Here is the List: in order going down the page

  1. 1.Retired Stampin Write markers $1.75(see colors listed below)all SOLD
  2. 2.SMOOTH sheets of cardstock $.12/sheet (see colors listed below)
  3. 3.Soft Subtles classic ink spots $12 (is $22.50 in caty)SOLD
  4. 4.Rich Regals CRAFT ink spots $14 (is $25.95 in caty) GREAT for embossing!!!SOLD
  5. 5.Lovely Flowers Bundle(level 3 hostess) $20
  6. 6.God's Beauty $10
  7. 7.Echoes of Kindness $12
  8. 8.You & Moi $8(is $12.95 in caty)
  9. 9.Little Flowers $7 (is $11.95 in caty) SOLD
  10. 10.Starring You $9
  11. 11.Love Bug (hostess) $9
  12. 12.Wings of Friendship(hostess level 2) $15
  13. 13.Eight Great Greetings $20 (is $27.95 in caty)SOLD
  14. 14.Vintage Tags $9
  15. 15.Together Forever $15(is $22.95 in caty)SOLD
  16. 16.Animal Crackers $13 (is $19.95 in caty)
  17. 17.Best Wishes & More $17 (is $26.95 in caty)
  18. 18.Itty Bitty Backgrounds $10(is $14.95 in caty)
  19. 19.Nursery Necessities $22 (is $31.95 in caty)
  20. 20.Very Thankful $10 (is $14.95 in caty)SOLD
  21. 21.Country Morning (hostess level 1) $9
  22. 22.Of the Earth (hostess level 1) $10
  23. 23.Christmas Punch (hostess level 2) $18SOLD
  24. 24. Happy Everything (NOT PICTURED) $11 (is $18.95 in caty)SOLD
Classic Ink Pads: $3 each
glorious green
green galore
gable green
yoyo yellow
only orange~sold
pink passion~sold
pixie pink
orchid opulence
lovely lilac
brilliant blue
close to cocoa~sold
creamy caramel sold
really rust~sold
ruby red
cameo coral
summer sun
bordering blue
taken with teal~sold
blush blossom
barely banana
mellow moss
almost amethyst
bermuda bay sold
dusty durango
crushed curry

Stampin Write Markers: $1.75 each ALL SOLD
glorious green
green galore
gable green
yoyo yellow
only orange
pink passion
pixie pink
orchid opulence
lovely lilac
brilliant blue
ruby red

SMOOTH sheets of cardstock $.12 each:
(if interested in a color, let me know and i will tell u how many sheets i have and how much it will cost!)

pale plum sold
lavendar lace
almost amethyst
blush blossom
taken w/ teal~sold
few sheets of In Color 08'
kiwi kiss sold
ruby red
cameo coral
creamy caramel sold
bordering bluesold
orchid opulence
sage shadow sold
close to cocoa~sold
barely banana
dusty durango sold
bermuda bay sold
crushed curry sold

ps. sorry about the annoying format of my post, but i got tired of 'dinking' with it! Please let me know if you have any ?'s!